With my marathon 2 days away, have I decided now to get hypnotized? Nah…..I’m the ultimate skeptic. But Bella, she’s another story….
I’m pretty sure Bella has wonder powers, as she is trying desperately to hypnotize me into getting her some tasty puppy treats. And I'm feeling guilty. But let’s back up a day...
Yesterday was a disaster. It was one of those chaotic and frenzied days, where nothing seemed to go right. It’s those days that I try really hard not to succumb to the “OK, what’s going to go wrong now” theme. I was doing OK, but then I jammed my heel as I closed the door (owwwiee!) and whacked my knee while moving a chair (are you kidding me!). Yep, 2 days pre-marathon…..right on schedule. My friends have threatened to wrap me in protective bubble wrap, but I think I’ll be OK naked (sans-bubble wrap, that is). And so, with all of that said, I was a cranky, raving lunatic yesterday. And Bella was in the way. Big time.
I adore my dog. But yesterday, she was a complete NUDGE. No matter how much I played with her or took her for walks (even a run), she was pacified for about 2.3 minutes. Then the whining would begin again in earnest. I think she was annoyed that I went into work yesterday, instead of my normal work-from-home day I’ve been blessed with. She had me for the 2nd half of the day, as I returned home after the meeting I went into the office for in the first place. But apparently, I disrupted her routine. And she let me know it.
Today was a better day. Although I was at work all day and she of course slept a good part of it, I took her for a nice walk in the cold, raw rain (paying my penance) immediately upon returning home. Then her sister came over, so Bella and Bauer got to play like only littermates can play. Now? Now I give you the picture I posted above. What you can’t hear is the whining that is her way of saying, “Treats, mama....I need treats!”, followed by "Come on, let's go out and play!" Because of course, she doesn’t care that it’s cold, rainy, and now, dark outside.
Maybe it’s time for me to re-read my own post and remember to be 10 again…. After all, I kinda owe Bella.